The Holocaust is a difficult and tragic part of world history to teach, but, nevertheless, a necessary one. This 68 slide PowerPoint presentation from High 5 Achievers, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, gives students a broad understanding of the historical background of the Holocaust within the context of World War II. Some of the subjects included in the presentation are a historical timeline, an outline of Nazi victims, perpetrators and rescuers. Furthermore, this is an in-depth examination of the Holocaust that can be used independently or in conjunction with Holocaust literature, such as the unit on Night which can be purchased on this site. By using this PowerPoint as an introduction to the Holocaust, students will explore the universal theme of man’s inhumanity to man and see the significance of this theme in today’s society. Students will begin to recognize that even though hatred and discrimination still exist, their individual actions can make a difference politically and socially. In addition, this PPT includes extensive slide notes for the teacher.